War & Conflict

Car bomb attack in Syrian rebel-held city claims lives

The blast at a bustling market in the city of Azaz, near the Turkish border, kills at least 14 people.

Car bomb attack in Syrian rebel-held city claims lives

Syria's War

Syrian NGOs warn of mass displacement in last rebel-held area

White Helmets says some 300,000 people displaced near Turkey border during recent bombardments in northwest Syria.

Syrian NGOs warn of mass displacement in last rebel-held area

Turkey-Syria border

Top Idlib official urges defence against Syrian attacks

Opposition official Hilal asks Ankara to defend positions around Idlib to prevent Russian and Syrian air attacks.

Top Idlib official urges defence against Syrian government forces

Battle for Idlib

Syrian forces pound rebel targets in the besieged northwest

Hundreds of air attacks help Russian-backed government troops recapture town of Kafr Nabuda as battles rage on.

Syrian forces pound rebel targets in the besieged northwest

Battle for Idlib

Turkey-backed fighters join forces with HTS rebels in Idlib

Rival armed groups ally with each other in northern Syria against President Assad's forces in a 'battle for survival'.

Turkey-backed fighters join forces with HTS rebels in Idlib

Russia

Russia announces unilateral ceasefire by Syrian forces in Idlib

Moscow says government forces halted attacks on last major rebel-held area as opposition activists report more clashes.

Russia announces unilateral ceasefire by Syrian forces in Idlib

Turkey

Jailed PKK leader Ocalan 'wants SDF to avoid conflict in Syria'

Ocalan, who met lawyers first time in eight years, calls on Kurdish-led SDF to consider Turkish sensitivities in Syria.

Jailed PKK leader Ocalan 'wants SDF to avoid conflict in Syria'

Middle East

Turkey and Russia hold joint patrols in Syria's Idlib

The operation around the rebel-held enclave is part of agreement reached last year, Turkish defence minister says.

Turkey and Russia hold joint patrols in Syria's Idlib

Syria's War

Rebels attack Syrian army posts to avenge civilian deaths

Military says 'a number of' soldiers were killed in attacks by 'terrorists' and bad weather made the attacks easier.

Rebels attack Syrian army posts to avenge civilian deaths

Syria's War

Russian forces 'open corridors' for Syrian IDPs to return home

Moscow says it has opened two corridors in Syria to give people safe passage out of the Rukban refugee camp.

Syria's War

Erdogan: NATO gives arms to 'terrorists' but not to Turkey

President accuses NATO allies of supporting 'terrorism' with thousands of truckloads of weapons, but none for Turkey.

Erdogan: NATO gives arms to 'terrorists' but not to Turkey

Middle East

Russia, Turkey, Iran see US pullout from Syria as positive step

Leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran say US withdrawal is good for the country as they meet in the Russian city of Sochi.

Middle East

Russia: Turkey needs Syria's consent before setting up safe zone

The announcement comes as leaders from Russia, Turkey and Iran meet in Sochi for a summit on the Syrian conflict.

Russia: Turkey needs Syria's consent before setting up safe zone

Syria's War

Russia, Turkey agree to 'take decisive measures' in Syria's Idlib

Defence ministers meet amid calls from Moscow for Ankara to do more to remove hard-line fighters from the province.

Russia, Turkey agree to 'take decisive measures' in Syria's Idlib

Middle East

Syrian artists use music and comedy to promote idea of freedom

Eight years ago, many Syrians had no idea that their creativity would be used to hide their pain.